380 years in service of the Poor

SendingDCtoPoland-565headOn this day, November 29, 380 years ago in 1633 in the house of Mademoiselle Le Gras – Louise de Marillac – near Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet church at Rue des Fosses-Saint-Victor the Daughters of Charity, the Little Company of the servants of the poor and sick was born. No special act of foundation is left. We do not know the exact number of girls who were present with Louise de Marillac and St. Vincent de Paulo on that day. It is supposed there three or four girls (Sister Maria Jolly among them) who started the formation and living together.

On this occasion we bring you a short presentation in English and Polish on the origins of the Company of the Daughters of Charity wishing them abundant blessings in their service to the marginalized, impoverished, needing. May the Charity of Christ encourages them in their works and lives.


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